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Introductory music: Prelude for oboe and orchestra (Bach)
Order of Service
Theme: "After this manner pray"
Introductory talk
Come, my soul, thy suit prepare (A.M. 527, vv. 1, 2, 5; S.P. 473, vv. 1, 2, 4; Rv. C.H. 450, vv. 1, 2, 5. Tune: Vienna)
Reading, St. Matthew vi, 5-15
Prayers and Lord's Prayer
Take up thy Cross (A.M. 263, S.P. 119, omitting v. 2. Tune: Breslau)

2.0 Travel talks
'Through the tropical forests of Northern Brazil': K.G. Grubb
2.15 Interval music
2.20 'If I were British'
'Why should there be slums? '
Written by David Scott Daniell
2.40 Orchestral concert series
Ronald Biggs
A talk on Vaughan Williams's overture 'The Wasps', the principal item in next week's concert for schools


K. G. Grubb
Written By:
David Scott Daniell
Ronald Biggs
Vaughan Williams

played by Eiluned Davies
Eiluned Davies was born in London in 1913. At the age of fifteen she gained an open scholarship for piano playing to the Royal College of Music where she studied under Kathleen Long for four years. Subsequently, she became a pupil of Frida Kindler (Mrs. van Dieren). In 1936 she gave her first London piano recital at the Aolian Hall and she has given several broadcasts since her first in May 1937.


Eiluned Davies

'Rosie spring-cleans'
Written by Charles Penrose
Produced by Ernest Longstaffe
The Pig and Whistle Chorus and Orchestra


Written By:
Charles Penrose
Produced By:
Ernest Longstaffe
Rosie Jones, the landlady:
Miriam Ferris
Old Granfer:
Charles Wreford
'Erb, Rosie's Cockney cousin:
John Rorke
Farmer Greenacre:
Fred Yule
Harry Entwistle, a lad fra' Lanes:
Tommy Brandon
Sergeant Evergreen:
Charles Penrose

A radio filmagazine introducing
Hollywood gossip* and news
First-hand gossip and back-stage news of your favourite movie-stars
Films in the making
Excerpts from the shooting of '49th
Parallel', directed and produced by •Eel Well; Production Supervisor, Harold Boxall
General releases
Sound-track from new films to be seen in British cinemas this and next week
' M.O.I, presents'
A radio version of the latest
Ministry of Information propaganda film
' They also serve '
Bringing to the microphone the men and women behind the camera
This week : David Lean , cutter of Bernard Shaw 's 'Major Barbara a Gabriel Pascal production recently completed at the Denham Studios and ' Music from the movies '
Special arrangements of selections and hit-numbers from the latest filmusicals, played by Louis Levy and his Orchestra Presented by Douglas Moodie


Harold Boxall
David Lean
Bernard Shaw
Gabriel Pascal
Played By:
Louis Levy
Presented By:
Douglas Moodie

Portraits chosen from the Prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by George Dyson
1 Prologue; 2 The Knight ; 3 The
Nun; 4 The Monk; 5 The Haberdasher and his Fraternity : The Merchant ; 6 The Serjeant of the Law : The Franklin ; 7 The Doctor of Physic ; 8 The Wife of Bath ; and 9 L'envoi performed by Isobel Baillie (soprano)
David Lloyd (tenor)
William Parsons (baritone)
BBC Chorus
Chorus-master, Leslie Woodgate
BBC Orchestra
(Section A)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by the composer


George Dyson
Isobel Baillie
David Lloyd
William Parsons
Leslie Woodgate
Paul Beard

BBC Home Service Basic

About BBC Home Service

BBC Home Service is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 1st September 1939 and ended on the 29th September 1967.

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